AUS vs SA | Twitter hails Mitchell Starc for outfoxing Rassie van der Dussen with jaffa to bring up his 300th Test wicket
Australian players came up quickly to congratulate Starc.|
Even great batters fail to come up with fitting replies whenever bowlers, in good rhythm, pull off something exceptional on the field. Similarly, Rassie van der Dussen had no clue when Mitchell Starc bowled a sharp inswinger at the Gabba that sharply jagged back to knock him over without scoring.
The first Test match between Australia and South Africa, taking place at the Gabba, has been eventful so far for the viewers. The hosts, after bowling out the Proteas for 152, posted 218 in the first innings, with Travis Head top-scoring 92. Then, Australian bowlers began the second innings just where they left off in the first as Pat Cummins trapped Dean Elgar for leg before in the second over to provide his side an early breakthrough.
The Australians were not done yet. In the following over, Mitchell Starc did something exceptional that he usually does. His fifth ball was full around the off stump, which Rassie van der Dussen tried to play the line. However, the ball sharply came back towards the stump after it was pitched, and van der Dussen did not anticipate that at all, leaving a big gap between his bat and pads. It went on through the gate to hit the middle stump, and Starc, with the magic delivery, celebrated his 300th Test wicket. Notably, prior to the left-arm quick, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Nathan Lyon, Dennis Lillee, Mitchell Johnson, and Brett Lee had achieved the feat.
The Gabba crowd cheered Starc for entering the elite list, and Australian players too came up quickly to him for congratulations.
BOWLLLLLLLLLED!— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 18, 2022
Mitch Starc grabs wicket No.300 with something out of this world! #PlayOfTheDay #AUSvSA | @nrmainsurance pic.twitter.com/UoFrzcyziO
It is a beauty!
Mitchell Starc’s 300th Test wicket is outrageously beautiful 🤩 #AUSvSA pic.twitter.com/fxHq32bAmc— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) December 18, 2022
Thought Rassie van der Dussen got a massive inside edge watching it live. What a ball for Starc to get his 300th. Fitting. 👏#AUSvSA— CricBlog ✍ (@cric_blog) December 18, 2022
A legend in making
Strike rate of less than 50 for 300 Test wickets… the guy has caught a lot of flak for a bloke that has been an absolute weapon. Congratulations, Mitchell Starc 👏 #AUSvSA— Corbin Middlemas (@CorbinMiddlemas) December 18, 2022
Among the elites
Mitch Starc Joined the Elite Club!#AUSvsSA pic.twitter.com/ZkjCUZtMNC— Abhi 🇦🇺 (@CoverDrive001) December 18, 2022
Starc 's milestone Test wickets— Arnav Singh (@Arnavv43) December 18, 2022
1st wicket- Brendon Mccullum in 2011
50th wicket - Suresh Raina in 2015
100th wicket - Kusal Mendis in 2016
150th wicket - Dawid Malan 2017
200th wicket - Suranga Lakmal 2019
250th wicket - Rishabh Pant 2020
300th wicket - Rassie Van Dussen 2022 pic.twitter.com/u5Ybw0YKQd
300 wickets for Mitchell starc 👏— 𝓢𝓾𝓫𝓱𝓪𝓼𝓱𝓻𝓮𝓮45 🇦🇷 (@subhu__RO45) December 18, 2022
What a delivery 🥵😋#AUSvSApic.twitter.com/y2Lw2YNVmM
If there was a script for Starc’s 300th wicket, that was it. Phwoar. He’s here and he’s perfect. A God. A King. Arousing— Tom Carpenter (@Carpo34) December 18, 2022
What a peach to get Number 300 for mitchHELL STARC...🔥🔥💦🍑— Prashant (@Prashtk31) December 18, 2022
Hatt off to an all time legend #AUSvSA pic.twitter.com/VeeKLedJtZ
It is a sight!
Starc destroying the timber always a sight to behold 🔥🔥 https://t.co/Dmby9OrRf4— Rajdeep Singh (@cricrajdeep31) December 18, 2022